Unlike dry skin, which lacks lipids, dehydrated skin is low on water and hygroscopic compounds. It feels tight and is easily marked, which is how dehydration lines happen. Here’s our suggested skincare routine if you identify with this skin typology.
Dehydrated skin : Which products should you use in your skincare routine?
What is dehydrated skin?
Dehydrated skin is caused by a failure in the skin’s hydrolipidic barrier, which leaves it unable to hold water. This recurring but occasional and reversible phenomenon results in a loss of radiance and comfort. A pulling sensation is common, especially after cleansing or showering. Please note, all skin types can experience periods of dehydration, even oily skin.
Skin dehydration is often linked to environmental factors (cold, wind, pollution, sun, etc…), stress, tiredness, life choices (smoking, insufficient hydration, alcohol consumption, using products that are too agressive/strip your skin), and taking certain medications (anti-cholesterol, anti-acne, etc…). Skin ageing is a natural process that makes dehydration worse, thanks to the drastic loss of hyaluronic acid it causes over time.
If your skin is dehydrated, it’s important to choose products that are rich in humectant ingredients (glycerine, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, etc…) which help to hold water within your skin.
AM + PM: gently cleanse your skin
Morning and evening, use a gentle cleanser like our hydrating cleansing bar with palmarosa. It’s cold-saponified, which is a process that allows the botanical oils it contains to keep their lipid-replenishing and soothing properties. Follow this with our hydrating toner, which will rebalance your skin’s pH and get rid of any limescale residue. It’s packed with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera, so will help to rehydrate your skin and reduce any pulling sensation. Only after completing these first steps can you apply targeted products to tackle dehydration.
AM + PM: apply hydrating products
Hyaluronic acid is a key ingredient for hydrating your skin. It acts as a molecular sponge, and is capable of holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Apply our hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid and provitamin B5, followed by our 9-ingredient face moisturiser, morning and evening to clean and dry skin. Together, these products will help to boost your skin’s hyaluronic acid content, leaving it hydrated, plumped, and smoothed.
AM: protect your skin from UV rays
In the morning, complete your skincare routine by applying a broad spectrum sun protection product, like our SPF30 facial sunscreen with aloe vera. Its light texture won’t leave any white marks, and isn’t shiny or sticky. Plus, our sunscreen is enriched with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera to deeply hydrate your skin.
PM: take off your makeup
No matter what your skin type, taking off your makeup is essential. Apply our makeup remover oil directly onto your skin every evening, until your makeup has completely disappeared. If you prefer a makeup remover balm, ours contains camelia oil to gently remove makeup and cleanse your eyes and face. Its texture transforms from balm, to oil, then milk, and will leave your skin softer, more supple, and comfortable.
Throughout the day, refresh your skin with a hydrating mist
Our botanical hydrating mist offers your skin a boost of fresnhess, leaving it comfortable and radiant. It contains geranium rose cells, a hydrating biosaccharide, soothing verbena hydrolate and rebalancing inulin.